Nicholas Leitner is a Managing Principal at Pegasys, a leading African developmental advisory firm. Nicholas specialises in strategic consulting, investment advisory, and private equity in the development of climate-smart infrastructure in Africa. He recently supported the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, and European Commission in originating and structuring a US$2+ billion investment pipeline of urban transport initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa. He has also been assisting the African Export-Import Bank with identifying trade-carrying infrastructure gaps in West Africa, and the Rwandan government in developing the transport components of its Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience. He has been involved in the strategy development and business planning of integrated transport networks in the major South African cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, and in several secondary cities. Currently, Nicholas is working intensively on initiatives within private sector to utilise modern advances in technology and finance to transform Africa’s informal transport industry into a clean and affordable alternative to established offerings.
In session: Clean Transport: Where Do We Go From Here?